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If only it were this easy to see my cries for help

From

6 September 2023

To

27 January 2024

Location

Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Royal Hospital
Monks Orchard Road
Beckenham
Kent BR3 3BX

This exhibition explores artwork from the collection that visually articulates artists' experience of mental illness. The show's title If Only It Were This Easy To See My Cries For Help is taken from the inscription in a new acquisition that inspired the show, MRI Scan (2023) by the artist Mud. 

Embedded in Mud's colourful rendering of a brain scan are the words Help Me. The piece illustrates how art can succinctly and impactfully be used to communicate something that is often inexpressible in words, and every piece in the exhibition represents a unique experience.

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